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SENIOR LEAD TEACHER / WESTBROOK PRESCHOOL

April 23, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Location:Westbrook, ME
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Woodfords Family Services is able to provide Health, Dental, Life, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term-Disability insurance for our eligible employees. Time–off benefits and 10 paid holidays are also included. Employees can elect voluntary insurance (Accident, Critical, Whole Life, Supplemental Disability, Cancer and Health) as well. Woodfords offers an annuity, with an employer match of up to 1% after two years of employment.
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Early Childhood Services - Westbrook
Description:The Senior Lead Teacher is responsible for working with the Program Director in guiding children toward the fulfillment of their potential for cognitive, social and emotional growth and maturation.

Duties:1. Assists the Program Director in the development of each child’s individual goals and objectives.
2. Assists the Program Director in writing assessments and progress reports for children enrolled in the program.
3. Assists the Program Director and/or Behavioral Consultant in providing hands-on training for newly hired Teacher Assistants, as well as on-going training for all staff.
4. As applicable, assists the Program Director in conducting clinics.
5. Set up, including prep material and lesson plans and maintains the appropriate learning environment.
6. Attends and participates in required meetings, including, but not limited to, classroom, IDT, and Agency-wide.
7. Meets weekly with the Program Director for supervisory meetings.
8. Has frequent collateral contact with therapists and other members of the child’s team.
9. Maintains accurate daily progress notes, data collection, attendance records and completes all paperwork in a timely manner.
10. Maintains discretion and confidentiality of child and family information at all times.
11. Alerts Program Director to any problems or social information about an individual child.
12. Assumes temporary responsibility for the learning environment in the absence of Program Director.
13. Communicates professionally at all times with consumers, family members, consultants, elementary school personnel, referral sources and other providers.
14. Functions as a model for staff while performing daily activities such as, but not limited to, reading, playing and doing activities with the children, changing diapers, food preparation, as well as the cleaning and organizing of the physical space.
15. Performs such other appropriate and position-related duties and assumes such other responsibilities as the Program Director may assign.
Qualifications:1. A minimum of a Bachelors Degree, in special education, early childhood or a related field.

2. A minimum of an Ed. Teach III Certificate, 282 Certification preferred, from the Maine Department of Education.

3. A minimum of two years experience and the desire to work with children with special needs.

4. Training and experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis procedures in educational settings.

5. Experience at the Teacher Assistant I level.

6. Must have a valid driver’s license. Driving to/from fieldtrips may be necessary.

7. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. with good body mechanics.

8. Must be able to bend and stoop with ease and must be able to assist in lifting children without risk of injuring themselves, the child they are assisting or their fellow employees.

9. Must possess proof of immunization of PPD (TB Test) and MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) for licensing purposes.


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